Events

Three students pose onstage with the Dean at the 2019 Grad Slam.
Winners of the 2019 Grad Slam celebrate their achievements.

Events by the College of Graduate Studies

We host a number of events each year for students to enhance their professionalization, progress towards their graduate degree, and connect with campus resources.

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Graduation Workshops

Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluation (GAPE) hosts Graduation Workshops each semester.  These workshops consist of an information session on current student Graduate Student university requirements, including filing for Candidacy and applying for Graduation.

Graduate Student Orientation

New graduate students should attend orientation to find out about campus resources and sources of support available to them as they begin their graduate programs.

Grad Fair

The SJSU Graduate and Professional Programs Fair is an event that brings representatives to one location to discuss graduate admissions, program concentrations and financial assistance.

SJSU Grad Slam

Grad Slam is a campus-wide competition for the best short-style research presentation aimed at a non-specialist audience. Graduate students have three minutes to communicate the key concepts and significance of their research, and will be judged in part on their ability to engage their audiences.

CSU Grad Slam

In 2021, San José State University hosted the inaugural CSU Grad Slam with the intent for this event to become annual. Student competitors from across the CSU compete for prizes, statewide exposure, and bragging rights at this event. 

Networking Events

The College of Graduate Studies provides networking events for students to expand their professional skills and develop their careers through relationship-building.

Student Workshops and Information Sessions

CGS hosts a variety of workshops and programs designed for graduate students, including information sessions about scholarship opportunities and workshops on career development.